Mojitos have become one of my favorite drinks – you can do so much with different flavors and ingredients to create a tasty cocktail. Plus, fresh mint is just plain awesome.
This drink is basically a grown up cherry limeade. The tart lime mixed with the sweet cherry and of course, the delicious rum, is a refreshing treat for the summertime heat. I first made these for me and my husband and we absolutely loved them. I’m currently visiting home – my mom and younger brother had never tried a mojito before so I made a few last night. It’s always fun to give people a taste of something new!
Cherry Lime Mojito
2-3 cherries, pitted and quartered
3 mint leaves
1/4 lime cut into wedges
3/4 tsp turbinado sugar
1 oz white rum (2 oz if you like it stronger!)
1 cup carbonated water (lemon-lime flavored if possible! Sprite works too)
Yield: 1 drink
Place cherries, mint, sugar, and lime in a tall glass. Muddle the ingredients together at the bottom of the glass. Add a few ice cubes and pour in the rum. Fill the glass the rest of the way with carbonated water and garnish as desired. Serve and enjoy!
Source: Seafield Farm